But finding a memorable one isn’t always that easy, as your favorite choice might already been taken.
Having an eye-grabbing rock star screen name goes hand in hand with posting a great primary photo in your online dating profile.
This winning combination’s goal is stop someone in their digital tracks so they can read your profile to get to know you.
If your screen name is “Johnny12345” or “Suzy1192647,” it isn’t as catchy or irresistible as “Johnny Loves Football,” “Suzy Sings” or “Skiing Enthusiast.” If you’re stumped, think about your passions, favorite travel spot or favorite song.
Take for example, “Skiing Enthusiast.” If someone else loves to ski, it’s an invitation to ask you where your favorite ski spot is or if you’re a blue-intermediate skier or at the black-diamond level.
If your favorite screen name is unavailable, try adding the city, state or zip code to the end of it.
Others use your first name or the site comes up with a computer-generated user name, along with a long series of numbers.
It takes a two-dimensional Internet dating profile and gives it personality.